This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

This machine helps them out by giving people an opportunity to feed them - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In ExchangeA company in Turkey called Pugedon has created a somewhat bizarre but effective way to kill two birds with one stone – their vending machine in Istanbul takes bottles deposited for recycling and dispenses food for the city’s stray dogs.

The machine works because the profit from the recycled bottles covers the cost of the dog food that the machine dispenses. Istanbul is known for its high number of stray dogs – some estimates say that there are as many as 150,000. Some locals love having the dogs around, who have adjusted so well to city life that they stop at traffic lights and walkways, but others want to get rid of them because of their aggression and their role as disease vectors.

Istanbul has more than 150,000 stray dogs
Istanbul has more than 150,000 stray dogs - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange
Photo: Jodi Hilton

This machine helps them out by giving people an opportunity to feed them
This machine helps them out by giving people an opportunity to feed them - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

When they recycle their bottles, the machine dispenses food for the strays
When they recycle their bottles, the machine dispenses food for the strays - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

It also has a water bowl if you don’t want your water anymore
It also has a water bowl if you don’t want your water anymore - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

It also has a water bowl if you don’t want your water anymore - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

It also has a water bowl if you don’t want your water anymore - This Vending Machine Takes Bottles And Gives Food To Stray Dogs In Exchange

Here’s a video of the machine in action

Source: Pugedon - Huffington Post Via Bored Panda

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